Associate Chair; Professor of Philosophy


I’m a Professor of Philosophy and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Boston University at Boston University. I’m also the Director of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, and the co-director of The Mentoring Project for Pre-Tenure Women Faculty in Philosophy.

I received my Ph.D. in Philosophy in 2005 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I also received a graduate degree in Women’s Studies from Duke University. Before coming to Boston University, I was an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at Tulane University of New Orleans. My research focuses on early modern political thought. My first book, Hobbes on Resistance: Defying the Leviathan, came out with Cambridge University Press in 2010. My second book, provisionally titled Hobbes on Sex, is under contract with Oxford University Press.

I teach courses on ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of law, the history of philosophy, and the philosophy of gender and sexuality.